Emergency Funds Application

Services for Undocumented Students and Special Populations at UC Merced is able provide support to students who face extenuating financial challenges through Emergency Funds.

Note: These grants are for EMERGENCIES ONLY as outlined below. There are two type of funds

  • General Emergency Funds are up to $300- designed to provide financial assistance to students with the following extenuating expenses: rent, medical services, books, groceries, and other emergency expenses as determined by the Associate Director of the Bright Success Center
  • Legal Fees Emergency Funds are up to $300- designed to provide financial assistance to students with the following extenuating expenses: DACA and Advance Parole fees

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for either emergency grant(s) students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a current UC Merced student enrolled in a minimum of 12 units or an approved reduced study load
  • Must be undocumented
  • Must be low-income as defined by financial aid guidelines
  • Must not be eligible for federal financial aid (Pell grant, federal loans, etc.)
  • Note: Financial Aid packages will be considered for eligibility.

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Please fill out all required information listed below. In addition, completed applications MUST include appropriate receipts and proof of need (i.e., lease contract, statements, bills) and must be either dropped off to Kolligian Library, Room 222, OR scanned and email to adelgadillo@ucmerced.edu in order for the application to be processed. These grants are on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be available until funds are exhausted. Students with approved emergency funds applications will be required to attend ONE financial management workshop. Each semester, there are at least 3 financial workshops hosted through Fiat Lux. See schedule in our calendar's events. As mentioned, you are required to attend one of them.

AVAILABILITY OF EMERGENCY FUNDS:

Approved emergency funds will be available to the student within two (2) business days. It is highly recommended that students enroll in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) available through Student Business Services (SBS). Your emergency funds will be transferred via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to your designated bank account. NOTE: Emergency funds may be credited through Student Business Services (SBS). If there is any outstanding balance (i.e., library fines, housing, etc.) on your student account, the emergency funds may used to pay your outstanding balance. Exceptions are made for emergency funds to be used for payment of fees.

If you have any questions concerning emergency funds, please feel free to call (209) 228-4625, visit us at Services for Undocumented Students and Special Populations in Kolligian Library, Room 222, or email adelgadillo@ucmerced.edu.

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Please remember to submit necessary receipts or proof of your expenses to the Services for Undocumented Students at KL 222 to Alex Delgadillo or scan and email them to adelgadillo@ucmerced.edu
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You will be required to meet with Alex Delgadillo as a next step in this process. Please list your availability to meet (Monday - Friday). Alex will be contacting you to schedule a meeting.
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